by Meghan March
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Red Dress Press
Book Release Date: January 15, 2019
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Tell me what I want to know now, or I’m going to get you drunk, seduce you, and then you’ll tell me every secret you’ve ever kept.”
Deal With the Devil, Meghan March
After recently reading the Sin trilogy, I was really looking forward to reading this new series by Meghan March. Her writing style is something I really enjoy. As for Deal With the Devil, I had some mixed feelings on, but not because I didn’t like the story. It was more like… what the hell are these characters thinking? Why would they do this? No way would a real-life billionaire do (or more accurately – not do) something so important, what in the actual hell.
But for all of those instances, the story did end up coming back around to address those things. Not necessarily explain them yet, but at least gave an indication that the author does, in fact, know what she’s doing and she’s going somewhere with all this. So that makes me like it a lot better.
As for the characters, they are both very strong, hard-headed, no-bullshit kind of characters. Both were very interesting to read, and the chemistry between them was off the charts. The characters we’re supposed to hate were also very hatable. I wanted to throat punch or bitch slap a couple of them, myself. I did think that the sister’s character and the relationship between India Baptiste and her sister could have been developed a little bit better. There was a good portion of the story where I was like… I should care more that her sister has been kidnapped and will potentially be sold into sex trafficking, but I just didn’t. Then there was a point where it picked up and this got a lot better, but I never really did care all that much for Summer, the sister.
I knew going into it that this book would likely end on a cliffhanger, and it does, but it definitely is a good one, and yet another instance of, girl, what the hell are you doing?!
I liked that this book did not have a “new adult” feel. It was darker and high stakes, more for the grown folks who like their romance on the little more seasoned side. 🙂 Looking forward to the second book.